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The Animals and Society Institute is excited to announce the call for proposals for the sixth annual Human-Animal Studies International Development Project (HASIDP). The purpose of this competitive program is to provide one non-American university per year the resources to build its own human-animal studies program. Human-Animal Studies (HAS) programs have proliferated at universities in some countries. Still, a great many universities have faculty and students who are interested in developing such programs, but lack the resources to create them on their own. This program fills that gap by providing the financial and knowledge-based resources that such scholars, students, and universities need to build their own HAS programs. Application Deadline: January 15, 2019. The applicant must be a faculty member of an Arts and Sciences school of a university outside of the United States. (Professional schools are ineligible.) Preference is given to universities located in countries that lack a significant presence of HAS programs, or that do not have the funds to build their programs. In addition, preference is given to universities that do not already have a robust presence of HAS programs (e.g., a minor or major), but that have the promise of such (e.g., one or two active HAS scholars). The selected university receives financial and consultative support leading to the creation of an HAS program, including the creation of courses, marketing support, cultivation of institutional and extra-institutional partners, and administrative support. The amount of the award will range from $10-$15,000, depending on the budget submitted by the applicant. (The institution may need to cover additional, non-budgeted expenses during or after the program on its own.) As part of the award, the winner may choose to have a visiting senior HAS Fellow visit the university for up to one week in the year after the award is given, to provide logistical and pedagogical support (these costs will not be taken from or included in the financial award). Find out more here: https://www.animalsandsociety.org/news/call-for-applications-human-animal-studies-international-development-project/

The Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) is now accepting applications for our 2019 grants. We fund academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy). Grant applications are due on or before January 31st 2019. Selected grantees will be notified by March 31st. Past recipients are welcome to apply again for funding of a new endeavor or continued development of a previously funded project, although priority will be given to new grantees. You can find the grant application here: https://www.cultureandanimals.org/grants/grant-application/. (Please make sure to read the instructions carefully.) If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email us at admin@cultureandanimals.org.

The Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education is inviting academic researchers, nonprofit and other organizations to apply for its first round of grants which will support humane education outreach programs or research into the efficacy of humane education. The foundation is especially interested in receiving proposals for research. The awards, which will range from $5,000 – $10,000 for a one-year grant and up to $15,000 for a two-year grant, will support Latham’s goals of promoting kindness to animals as the first step in encouraging kindness to one another, our country, other nations, and the world. Grants may not be used for capital campaigns, and Latham cautions against applying for funds for salaries as there is no guarantee that grants will continue past the initial award period. There are no geographical restrictions and groups outside the U.S. may apply. Nonprofits will be given first priority but grants are not limited to those with 501c3 status. The deadline for applying is Dec. 28. Applications should demonstrate how the proposed research or program achieves those objectives, as depicted in the “steps” illustration on the Latham Foundation website at https://www.latham.org/grants/general-information/

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) is pleased to announce the availability of additional funding for research to investigate the health, education and wellness outcomes of animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and animals involved. This additional funding has been made available through a growing collaboration with Pet Partners, the leading therapy animal organization in the United States, with the mission of improving human health and well-being through the power of the human-animal bond. To be eligible for this additional funding, investigators must incorporate Pet Partners registered volunteer handler-therapy animal teams into their proposed research. Pet Partners registered volunteer teams must meet high standards, which support patient and public safety; outstanding animal welfare; and greater consistency for research purposes. This announcement is a supplement to HABRI’s 2019 Request for Proposals. All of the guidelines, requirements, and deadlines associated with HABRI’s 2019 RFP apply to this additional funding opportunity. Please indicate if you are applying for this supplemental funding. For more information about securing the participation of Pet Partners registered volunteer therapy animal-handler teams for proposed research, please contact Dr. Taylor Johnson, TaylorJ@petpartners.org.

The UCLA School of Law Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“Program”) is seeking small grant proposals for its 2018-2019 funding cycle. The application period is open now and closes on December 1, 2018. We are happy to receive applications as soon as they are ready, but we will not make any offers of funding until we have reviewed all applications after the funding period closes. This Program is designed to support legal and non-legal empirical scholarship to advance animal law and policy reform. Applications are welcome from any field as long as the potential application of the research to animal law and policy reform is clear. We have a particular interest in fields such as psychology, including moral psychology, sociology, philosophy, economics, and other social sciences. In addition, this year we are especially interested in empirical research applicable to legal reform focused on animals used in experimentation, animals harmed through pest control or “nuisance wildlife management” activities, and dogs at risk of being classified as “dangerous.” Please be aware that we do not fund any type of research on live animals, and we cannot provide funding to scholars based at institutions outside the United States. We are open to collaborative projects with non-U.S.-based scholars, so long as the principal investigator is based at a U.S. institution of higher education throughout the funding period. Applications must be received by December 1, 2018, via email or mail, for the 2018 application cycle.  To learn more about the Program, including previously funded projects, please use this link: http://law.ucla.edu/centers/social-policy/animal-law-grants-program/about/

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